Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The country witnessed the highest growth of overseas employments in May this year following various initiatives, taken by the authorities’ concerned and outstanding demand of the local manpower in foreign destinations, officials said.
Around 72,271 job seekers went abroad in May. The number was 14 percent more from that the previous month and 51 percent higher than that of the corresponding month of the last calendar year.
Around 321,727 workers went abroad with jobs in January – May period of 2012, according to the Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) statistics.
The BMET officials said manpower importing countries like the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Singapore prefer the Bangladeshi manpower compared to the other manpower exporting countries because of the lower wages and hard working nature of the workers.
Recently India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia are seeking higher wages. Therefore, employers are looking for low-paid labourers in the South Asian nation, they added.
According to BMET data, 67,738 job seekers went abroad in January 2012, 60441 in February, 58,102 in March 58,102 and 63175 workers in April.
BBN/SSR/AD-07June12-1:23 pm (BST)